Books by Faculty
Governance for Peace: How Inclusive, Participatory and Accountable Institutions Promote Peace and Prosperity
Cambridge University Press, 2017
Governance for Peace by David Cortright presents a comprehensive analysis of the dimensions of governance that are most likely to prevent armed conflict and foster sustainable peace.
Orbis Books, 2017
Through a collection of essays, Emmanuel Katongole portrays different dimensions of what it means for Christians in Africa to receive the gift and invitation of reconciliation in the midst of the stubborn realities of war, poverty and violence.
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017
For Emmanuel Katongole, there is no more urgent theological task than to provide an account of hope for those enduring Africa’s endless cycles of violence, war, poverty, and displacement.
Rowman & Littlefield, 2016
Editors David Cortright, Melanie Greenberg and Laurel Stone illustrate the growth of civil society involvement in national, regional, and international peacebuilding policy through a number of case studies which feature women's perspectives and voices from the Global South.
Peace through Law: Reflections on Pacem in Terris from Philosophy, Law, Theology, and Political Science
Editors Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven and Mary Ellen O’Connell offer reflections on Pope John XXIII’s peace encyclical Pacem in Terris from the disciplines of philosophy, law, theology, and political science.
Oxford University Press, 2016
Gary Goertz, Paul F. Diehl, and Alexandru Balas reconceptualize peace as more than the absence of war.
Oxford University Press, 2015
Peter Wallensteen offers a broad analysis of peacebuilding, isolating what does and not work when settling conflicts.
Patrick Regan articulates a multi-level political process for influencing climate change legislation, beginning with local politics.
University of Chicago Press, 2015
Editors David Cortright, Rachel Fairhurst and Kristen Wall present a conversation among leading scholars that analyzes the legal, ethical and strategic implications of American drone warfare.
University of North Carolina Press, 2015
Ebrahim Moosa introduces readers to the world of the madrasa—the most common type of school for religious instruction in the Islamic world—providing an informative resource for anyone seeking to understand orthodox Islam in global affairs.
Oxford University Press, 2015
Scott Appleby, David Little and Atalia Omer provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary account of the scholarship on religion, conflct and peacebuilding.
Herald Press, 2014
This book by international mediator John Paul Lederach serves as a guidebook for church groups, families or individuals seeking a scriptural view of reconciliation and practical steps for transforming conflict.
This book, edited by Peter Wallensteen and Anders Bjurner, analyzes the new and difficult roles of regional organizations in peacemaking after the end of the Cold War and how they relate to the United Nations.
Woodrow Wilson Center Press/John Hopkins University Press, 2013
Asher Kaufman studies one of the flash points of the Middle East since the 1960s—a tiny region of roughly 100 square kilometers where Syria, Lebanon and Israel come together but where the borders have never been clearly marked.
This volume, co-edited by Adam Lupel and Ernesto Verdeja and a project of the International Peace Institute, explores the causes of genocide and mass atrocities, examining the challenges involved in forging effective international policies to mitigate genocidal violence.
Syracuse University Press, 2013
This volume, edited by Jackie Smith and Ernesto Verdeja, considers how global capitalism affects peace processes. By including the work of anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists, it presents a broad yet thorough exploration of the complexities of peacebuilding in a global market economy
When Peace Is Not Enough: How the Israeli Peace Camp Thinks about Religion, Nationalism, and Justice
University of Chicago Press, 2013
Atalia Omer cuts to the heart of the Israeli-Arab conflict, navigating complex arguments about ethnicity, boundaries and peace while highlighting groups that provide urgently needed resources for conflict analysis and peacebuilding.
This book, edited by Joyce Apsel and Ernesto Verdeja, provides an interdisciplinary overview of recent scholarship in genocide studies.
Written by Atalia Omer and Jason Springs, this book tackles the assumptions behind common understandings of religious nationalism, exploring the complex connections between religion, nationalism, conflict, and conflict transformation.
University of California Press, 2012
Catherine Bolten's book tells the story of how ordinary Sierra Leoneans survived the decade-long war that devastated their country. The book illuminates a social world based on love, compassion, material exchange, and nurturing.